Food

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF STOMACH

29 Apr, 2014 | Chloe Barran

An exploration of Bolivia’s most unexpected delicacies Cabecitas The restaurant El Solar de las Cabecitas is an open room painted with warm red and orange. Decorative mirrors cover the back wall...

LOS HELADEROS

29 Apr, 2014 | Ollie Vargas

The Precarious Prospects of La Paz’s Ageing Ice-Cream Men A ubiquitous sight across the plazas and pedestrian walkways of La Paz are the city’s army of ‘heladeros’ (ice-cream men). Mostly male an...

AGAINST THE GRAIN:

29 Apr, 2014 | Penelope Cartwright

The Unconventional (or Downright Cranky) Restaurateurs of La Paz Even before I learned that this issue of Bolivian Express would be food themed, my housemates were already overwhelming with me with...

STONE SOUP

29 Apr, 2014 | Ollie Vargas

A Quechua soup originating from Potosí, kallapurca is thought to have been popularised around the 17th century. Characterised above all by the fact that the broth is boiled using heated pieces of volc...

BOLIVIAN SPIRIT

29 Apr, 2014 | Neil Suchak

When thinking about Bolivian alcohol, the most likely things to come to mind would be beers such as Paceña or Huari, Tarijan wines or singani. Besides these select few, the world of Bolivian spirits m...

CULINARY COME-ONS

29 Apr, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Bolivia´s Most Popular Aphrodisiacs It is almost impossible to navigate the steep streets of La Paz without running into one of the many food carts that adorn its crumbly sidewalks, or squeezing...

HERBAL ESSENCES

29 Apr, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

THREE TRADIOTIONAL FLAVOURS IN BOLIVIAN CUISINE Bolivian cuisine is always an exciting affair, one that features an appetising cast of ingredients of both Spanish and native origin. Potatoes, rice,...

Editorial BX 38 - The Food Issue Vol 2

28 Apr, 2014 | Amaru Villanueva Rance

You don’t even need to set your mind to it. Get into the local culinary swing and you’ll find yourself eating round the clock. And we are not just talking fitting in an extra snack before dinner. Foll...

SUPER EGGS

23 Jan, 2014 | Claudia Mendez Sanabria, Alexandra Melean

What makes an egg better than another? Don Manuel, who sells criollo eggs in Rodríguez market, tells me that the size of an egg is proportional to the age of the hen; the older she is, the bigger t...

Where the Wild Wings Are

21 Jan, 2014 | Amalie Mersh

The chicken wing takes off Over the past five years, chicken wings have been taking over the Bolivian market. The first chicken wing restaurant – straightforwardly named Chicken Wings – started...

INNARDS

21 Jan, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

Wilmer Machaca savours some of La Paz’s most traditional market delicacies Cuellitos (Chicken Necks) Doña Wilma has been selling deep-fried chicken necks with potatoes for five years in Villa P...

Chickening Out

21 Jan, 2014 | Tom Michael

Bolivian Express talks to Nutritionist Veronica Cortez and Veterinarian Dr. Gina Muñoz Reyes to try and dispel some popular myths about chicken production, and find out what really goes into our food…...

The Roots of the Andes

16 Jul, 2013 | Wilmer Machaca

In Bolivia, culture, civilization, and the Andean market economy revolve around the cultivation of the potato.  Photo: Juan Manuel Lobaton ‘All of the greatest cultures and civilizat...

Altitude Adjustment

15 May, 2013 | Alan Pierce

Within a country largely unfamiliar with the world of wine, success for the Bolivian wine industry may depend on reinventing Bolivian culture itself. Photo: Alan Pierce ‘I don’t care for wine,...

Much Ado About Potatoes

15 May, 2013 | Mauro Scrafton

Mauro Scrafton isn’t too impressed by potatoes, believing they look dull, taste bland, and have underwhelming nutritional properties. Will the pride and insistence of locals win him over? Pota...